SIMCOE, ON FEBRUARY 8th, 2018 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) is pleased to announce that secure sharps kiosks will be installed in February at their three office locations: 12 Gilbertson Drive, Simcoe; 282 Argyle St. S., Caledonia; and 117 Forest St. E. Dunnville. Community members use needles/sharps for many reasons, including medical ones. There […]
Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.
Simcoe, Ontario- December 19th, 2017. With the report over the weekend that the Norfolk detachment of the OPP has found carfentanil in drugs seized locally, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit would like to remind the public about the dangers of opioids and how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose. Carfentanil is an opioid that […]
Harm Reduction Harm reduction strategies focus on reducing the harmful consequences of drug use and other risky behaviours that effect a person’s health. Harm reduction strategies recognize the difficulties associated with drug addiction and that avoiding drugs may not be realistic for everyone. These strategies are community-based, user-driven, non-judgmental, and address the way individuals may […]